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Patagonia – Part 4

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that … Continue reading

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Patagonia – Part 3

We have been waiting for a window in the weather for the whole week, essentially since I got here (!) and, looking out of the window now it looks like our patience is being rewarded.  The break in the weather … Continue reading

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Patagonia – Part 2

San Carlos de Bariloche is located on the southern shore of Lake Nahuel Huapi, right at the boarder of the Nahuel Huapi National Park, established in the 1930s. The town is considered to be the gateway to the so called … Continue reading

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Patagonia – Part 1

“Why then, and this is not only my particular case, does this barren land possesses my mind? I find it hard to explain, but it might partially be because it enhances the horizons of imagination.” – Charles Darwin Patagonia has … Continue reading

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Greenland Expedition – Part 4

Day 8: Flat light After the storm and such a lovely evening, this morning I was hoping to be welcomed out of the tent by a cobalt blue sky. Sadly, everything is still grey so it looks like we’ll have to … Continue reading

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Greenland Expedition – Part 3

Day 5: Whiteout We wake up in another total whiteout, with a few snowflakes falling slowly due to the lack of wind. Even if we are not in a big storm, the lack of visibility is definitely an issue. So … Continue reading

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Greenland Expedition – Part 2

Day 2: Total whiteout As forecasted we wake up to a grey cold day with poor visibility. We decide to go out anyway waiting to see how the storm develops. After about one hour into our tour it’s clear that … Continue reading

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Greenland Expedition – Part 1

Since a very young age I have always been deeply fascinated by the natural world and opens spaces, especially by remote and wild places. I think the outdoors, away from all the clutter of modern society is where the world makes … Continue reading

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Splitboard Tour – Refuge de Folly, part of the tour des Dents Blanches

Of all the thoughts and important advice about life my mother shared with me while I was growing up, I particularly remember her ideas about friendship. Friends have always had a very important part in her life as she considered … Continue reading

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Avalanche Safety – Hazard evaluation and forecasting

If at some stage you decided to start (there is a good chance you won’t finish it) reading a proper book, written by proper avalanche professionals about avalanche safety, these are the definitions you will encounter. Avalanche hazard evaluation is … Continue reading

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